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Verenikina, I. & Latukefu, L. (2015). The case studies: CHAT in use - Case study 13.1 Designing an effective undergraduate vocal pedagogy environment: A case of cultural-historical activity approach in a singing course. In V. Bozalek, D. Ng'Ambi, D. Wood, J. Herrington, J. Hardman & A. Amory (Eds.), Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies (pp. 159-163). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.


This chapter draws on six case studies of pedagogy with technology in Higher Education. The studies are chosen because they illustrate how the use of technology impacts on pedagogy in these contexts. While the cases are drawn from different levels of higher education (undergraduate to postgraduate) they are woven together by a shared framework: namely, the use of CHAT to explore pedagogical innovation with technology. One of the significant strengths of CHAT, all studies will argue, lies in its ability to situate goal-directed action within the larger context of a motive-directed activity. That is, its explanatory power lies in situating pedagogy (in the instances reported here) socially, taking it out of the realm of the teacher I student dyad to enable a more nuanced understanding of how learning actually happens as a complex activity.